South African motorcycle cops don’t play around (VIDEO)

In a video released by Intelligence Bureau SA, you get a first-person view of a three-minute motorcycle chase involving a magazine’s worth of gun play.

Sure, the gun play is one-sided, but the South African Police Service officer riddles the fleeing car with a fair bit of 9mm– just to end up with an empty weapon when he finally encounters the stopped suspects on foot. Nonetheless, the SAPS bikee bluffs it out like a champ and gasses the sidearm back up after the passenger is taken into custody by Klipgat SAPS. The driver, however, made a quick getaway on foot, which we don’t advise you to do around South African police.

Here in the states, officers worry about Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985), but we guess the laws in SA are a bit different.

If you are curious about the piece, it’s a Beretta PX4 Storm with a rail-mounted light and lanyard. The PX4 recently replaced the Vektor Z88, which itself was a South African-made clone of the Beretta 92 series pistol.